Capital of the French Rivera, Nice promises relaxing beaches, and elegant architecture. Sun bathers enjoy cocktails as they lounge about on pebbled beaches and gaze at piercingly blue waters. But beyond the beach there's also great culture to experience, a list of art filled museums, and a selection of fine restaurants to enjoy.

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Things to do in Nice

Daytime Attractions:

Centre National d' Art Contemporain: Incredible photography and comtemporary art fills the Centre National d' Art Contemporain. Located just 1 km north of the town centre, it's a great way to spend your day.

Address: 20 av Stéphane Liégeard, Villa Arson.

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Anatole Jakovsky International Naive Art Museum: The museum holds over 1000 works of naïve art, and is located insid e19th-century Chateau Ste-Helene. In 1932 Anatole Jakovsky moved to southern France and started the museum with his own collection. Its pieces date from the 19th century all to way to today.

Address: av de Fabron, 2km W of City Centre.

Restaurants:

Au Petit Gari: Chef Eric serves deliciously fresh, baked bread and traditional dishes such as escargot raviolis, smoked foie gras, and fish soup. The atmosphere is cozy and the location is lovely, in Old Nice behind the Museum of Modern Art.

Address: 2, place Garibaldi, Nice.

Rive Droite: A great dining choice for lunch or dinner, Rive Droite is located on the main theater walkway. Choices range from rataouille to handmade gnocchi pasta, and all are delicious. After you eat a great meal give yourself a beautiful evening on the town.

Address: 22, avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Nice 06000.

Nighttime Attractions:

Blue Moon: A mixture of R&B, rap, and House music pump out of this port-side club. Thursday nights are great for drink deals and Friday's are usually themed.

Address: 26 quai Lunel, Port.

Le Flag: An oh so colorful interior, a house cocktail with the name Rainbow, Le Flag is a modern art gallery and lounge that allows guests to enjoy festive drinks while they admire special sorts of art and listen to funky tunes.

Address: 6 rue Eugène Emmanuel, city centre.

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Where to Stay in Nice

Grand Hotel Aston: Prices from 150.00 per night: Structured rooms in an Art Deco type building, this hotel offers an amazing view that stretches across Nice and an awesome rooftop swimming pool. International news papers, internet access, and leather seats make up the lobby, and the rooms include a mini-bar, air-conditioning, and 24-hour service. The location is great, and so is the breakfast.

Address: 12 avenue felix faure , Nice 06000, France.

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Le Grimmaldi: Prices from 187.00 per night: Located in a nice location on a quiet street, this hotel offers great, spacious rooms, with lovely interiors. Enjoy a deliciously full breakfast in the morning with a cup of flavorful coffee. Pets are allowed, there is 24 hour desk and security service, currency exchange, and internet access. The rooms include satellite television, a fax machine, telephone, coffee/tea maker, a minibar, refrigerator, a bathtub only, and cribs if needed.

Address: 15 rue grimaldi , Nice 06000, France

Hotel Armenonville: Prices from 121.00 USD per night: Comfortable, classy, and well priced, this hotel is a pleasure to stay in. The rooms are spacious and the staff is courteous, and the prices are not especially high. While the building is a bit old, as are some of the utilities, everything is very clean and well take care of. 24-Hour desk service, a garden and terrace, family rooms, soundproofed rooms, heating, room service, breakfast in room, wireless internet, and a souvenir/gift shop are included in this hotel's amenities.

Address: 20 avenue des fleurs, 06000 , Nice 06000 Nice, France

Hotel Windsor: Prices from 112.00 USD per night: An artsy hotel with a lot of heart, Hotel Windsor offers a relaxing breakfast in their wonderful gardens and an extremely helpful staff. Close to the promenade, and the old town, this artfully decorated hotel has a great location. Visitors can enjoy a health club, sauna, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant, currency exchange services, and a bar/lounge.

Address: 11 rue dalpozzo , Nice 06000, France

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Passport & Visa Requirements

Citizens of Australia the USA, Canada and New Zealand do not need visas to visit France for up to three months. A valid passport is required.

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When to visit Nice

For beach-side bliss, book flights to Nice during the summer, but for solitude and respite, look for cheap flights to Nice in the cooler months. Peak Season: To fully experience the beauty of Nice’s beaches and seaside attractions, your best bet is to book Nice flights in either July or August. The water is brimming with excitement, and restaurants and bars are on their utmost game.

Off-peak Season: Winter, although too chilly for beach activities, is a great time to find cheap flights to Nice, especially if you’re looking for peace and privacy. Most of the crowds have left the city, and while some restaurants are closed, it just means you’ll have more fun digging out hidden local gems.

Nice Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 59.75 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 64.5 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 53.75 Degrees

December – February: 49 Degrees

March – May: 56 Degrees

June – August: 70.34 Degrees

September – November: 62 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 2.6 inches

Language

The main language spoken in Nice is French & English.